September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day

The government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This may present itself as a day of quiet reflection or participation in a community event. Orange Shirt Day is observed annually on September 30th to honour Residential School Survivors and their families, and to remember those who did not make it. It was initially envisioned as a way to keep the conversations going about all aspects of Residential Schools in Williams Lake and the Cariboo Region of British Columbia, Canada. It has now expanded into a movement across Canada and beyond. Learn More at Orange Shirt Day and purchase shirts, the book Orange Shirt Day or post your events

Don’t miss these opportunities to support and learn through Trellis online and interactive cultural events!

One – Ni’t – Aeñ Family Practices and Oral Learning: A family night for all ages September 29, 2021 6:00 – 7:15 pm 

Two – Náátsi – Deu Expanding Our Relations: Oral concepts of understanding September 30, 2021 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Three – Nioókska – Trwá Purchase an Orange Shirt Day T-Shirt
and Support Indigenous Initiatives at Trellis today! With every t-shirt purchased, you are supporting local, and national Indigenous initiatives! 100% of proceeds go into supporting Indigenous work and Indigenous youth programs at Trellis. Purchase an Orange Shirt Day T-Shirt

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